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How to Paint Whimsical Soft Green Walls

Learn how to create a soft green canopy by glazing the walls and disquising the line between ceiling and wall with muted green glaze.

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glaze walls and ceiling in soft muted green
  • Time


  • Price Range

    $100 - $250

  • Difficulty

    Easy to Moderate


Step 1: Cover Floor and Tape Off Trim

Lay out ground cloths and tape down.

Tape off door, window trim and baseboards.

prepare to paint by laying ground cloths on floor

Step 2: Apply the Paint

Cut in with an angle brush and roll on Benjamin Moore's 500 Maidenhair Fern paint on all walls.

cut and roll on Benjamin Moore 500 Maidenhair Fern

Step 3: Mark Panels and Roll on the Glaze

Using pencil, tape measure and level, mark out panels around the room (Image 1).

Tape off panels.

Roll on glaze and Benjamin Moore's 2144-30 Rosemary Spring mix.

Using wide square brushes, run over the glaze to create a strie effect (Image 2).

Step 4: Outline the Panels in Gold

For a whimsical touch, outline the panels using small artist brushes and Chromotone Latex Metallic Pale Gold to create a lighthearted and fresh effect.

glaze walls and ceiling in soft muted green